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5 Credit Card Success Stories

Credit Cards

Credit cards have been getting a bad wrap lately. We thought we’d even things out a bit with a list of 5 famous examples of credit cards used incredibly successfully. So before you put your credit card in the freezer for a rainy day, just remember, used as prescribed, and credit cards can do some good! It may not be ... Read More »

CIBC’s “New” Aventura Travel Rewards Visa Card. Where’s The Beef?

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CIBC has re-launched its Aventura Travel Rewards Program. Unlike it’s Aeroplan card, the re-launched Aventura program offers cardholders the ability to redeem points for any airline, any time, with no seat restrictions.  The one feature the Aventura card has lost, is the ability for cardholders to transfer their Aventura points to Aeroplan1:1. That was a big draw of the program. ... Read More »

Travel Credit Cards: 17% of Canadians Want to Switch

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Canada is in for some dramatic changes to its credit card landscape in the next year. Aeroplan, long associated with Canada’s largest and most successful credit card portfolio, is gearing up for a new world order as approximately 50% of its existing customers residing with CIBC will be acquired by TD. Aeroplan was already challenged by an increasingly competitive travel ... Read More »

Canada’s Best Cashback Credit Cards Compared & Ranked

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The best cashback credit cards are the most straightforward of the rewards cards. No blackouts, expiring points, or gimmicks – just cold, hard, cash. If you pay down your credit card balance every month, some of the best rewards credit cards available pay out in cash. Whether you have a family of four, vacation to your cottage on the weekends ... Read More »

The Top 15 Canadian Loyalty Rewards Programs

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It’s been a long time since 1958 when Canadian Tire first introduced Canadian Tire Money, Canada’s iconic loyalty program. Since then, retail loyalty rewards programs have become ubiquitous. Canadians are members of 8.2 loyalty programs per household, according to a recent study by Colloquy. Canadians belong to everything from air miles and visa rewards, and to retail loyalty programs. Compare ... Read More »

2013 Canadian Credit Card Survey Results

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The results of the 2013 GreedyRates.ca Credit Card Survey are in, and they reveal some surprising facts about Canadians and their credit card preferences. Going into the survey, when we asked what credit card features are most important to Canadians when they compare credit card offers, we expected rewards to be the clear winner. To our surprise, an overwhelming majority ... Read More »

Q2 2013 GreedRates.ca Canadian Credit Card Landscape Report

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The GreedyRates.ca Canadian Credit Card Landscape Report is conducted quarterly, using  data compiled from over 100 credit cards of the leading Canadian card issuers’ websites. Key Findings:   Penalty interest rates are increasing for missed credit card payments:    When consumers default on a credit card payment, it can result in their promotional and/or regular interest rate increasing to a penalty ... Read More »

Impress your date without maxing out your credit card

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Creative, inexpensive date ideas Whether you’re going on a first date or 50th, choosing what to do can be stressful. You don’t want to seem cheap by going for Big Mac’s, but there’s no need to max out your credit card either. Most girls have enough money being thrown at them by guys, and most guys are sick of spending ... Read More »